Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China (for Mom!) The park is located within a valley situated amongst the Min Mountains standing by the side of the Tibetan Plateau at a height of 2,000 to 4,5000 metres. The things that make the valley so picturesque are its waterfalls which flow in multiple layer, the Crystalline Turquoise Lake, and the peaks which during winters get covered with snow. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992 and a World Biosphere Reserve in 1997.
Icon of St George slaying the dragon ‘Black George’ “On a recent visit to the British Museum I came across this beautiful icon.It was found in 1959 in a small village in the district of Ilinsky on the Pinega river in Northern Russia by Maria Rozanova, wife of the prominent dissident author Andrei Sinyavsky. It was being used to shutter a barn window. When found all that was visible was an eighteenth century folk painting. Later in Moscow, under the hands of a professional res